Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4573–4592, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4573–4592, 2021

Model description paper 23 Jul 2021

Model description paper | 23 Jul 2021

Oil palm modelling in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE-MICT

Yidi Xu et al.

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In this study, we implemented the specific morphology, phenology and harvest process of oil palm in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE-MICT. The improved model generally reproduces the same leaf area index, biomass density and life cycle fruit yield as observations. This explicit representation of oil palm in a global land surface model offers a useful tool for understanding the ecological processes of oil palm growth and assessing the environmental impacts of oil palm plantations.